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Book Review: The Future of AI


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Like fire, artificial intelligence is both 'productive and perilous.'

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For some, artificial intelligence (AI) promises transformative progress. For others, the promise is dystopian, one that can bring an end to the human race. Ben Buchanan and Andrew Imbrie address both sides in their book, The New Fire: War, Peace and Democracy in the Age of AI, says cyber analyst James Voorhees in a review of the book.

"Much of the current commentary about AI, democracy, and China is alarmist," writes Voorhees. "Buchanan and Imbrie provide a necessary corrective, setting out the potential and the perils of AI without bending into Pollyannish optimism."

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